Elected Experience: 15th LD Democratic Central Committee (Chair); Agriculture and Rural Caucus (Eastern Vice Chair); Candidate, State House of Representatives (D), 15th LD, 2016
Other Professional Experience: Fitness Instructor, Algebra Professor, Math Teacher, Special Needs Instructor, Caregiver
Education: Shepherd University Bachelor of Science, Mathematics; Minor: Education; Graduate Studies in Mathematics and Education
Community Service: Community SEEDS Executive Board (Secretary/Treasurer); Central Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Homeless Network of Yakima County; Selah Economic Vitality Committee; Health and Wellbeing Coalition; Faith Action Network; Latino Progresso; National Ski Patrol (White Pass); Red Cross (Disaster Volunteer, Blood Drive Volunteer); Volunteer EMT (Jackson Hole, WY)
Statement: The economic vitality of the Yakima Valley is directly linked to the health and quality of life in our communities. Our environment, our industries, our infrastructure are all connected, and must be developed in ways that balance our current needs with the future we desire.
Prioritizing local issues; for example, chronic homelessness among our youth, restructuring an outdated educational system, and updating our tax code to provide relief to our small businesses. My main objective will be to protect our Valley’s environment, create an atmosphere to attract tourists and businesses, and ensure quality affordable housing for the Valley’s citizens.